This was not the first time that a radical movement decided to provide direct services to individuals who suffered extreme hardship.
Shades of 1896: A Florida-based time-share magnate is threatening to fire workers if a Democratic Party's presidential nominee wins the November election.
On September 9, family and friends plan to honor Baltimore's "Renaissance Man" - veteran Peoplesworld.org journalist Tim Wheeler.
The first to do so was Opha Mae Johnson.
It explores the "drama of social activism" in New York City from the 17th century up to the present.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, legendary union organizer and later a leader of the Communist Party USA, was born Aug. 7, 1890.
Retirees and health care advocates will celebrate the 47th anniversary of Medicare this week in events throughout the country.
One of the last Communist Party USA members from the "Greatest Generation" of World War II, Bernice Blohm Diskin, passed away June 25 at age 91.
Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.
Under sunny skies and seas of rainbow flags, millions of Americans participated in gay pride parades across the country June 24, celebrating what many are calling a "landmark year" in advances for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.